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Posted on: October 11, 2018

PCD Now Offering Online Services & Appointments for Building Permit Applicants

Planning and Community Development

In an effort to improve customer experience during the development review process, the Planning and Community Development Department is now scheduling appointments for people applying for building permits and also offering the option to apply online&n...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

City Accepting Applications for Open Water Marina Community

Eagle Harbor

The City of Bainbridge Island is currently accepting applications for one-year subleases in the Open Water Marina to begin on January 1, 2019 and expire on December 31, 2019. 

The City of Bainbridge Island operates a residential marina within Eagl...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Traffic Alert: Temporary Closure of Eastbound Lane on Winslow Way for Construction Activity

Winslow Way Ravine Update

On Tuesday, October 9, the eastbound lane of Winslow Way, from Bjune Dr to SR 305, will be closed between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for construction activity.

Signs will be posted in the area to alert drivers of the detour.Traffic entering westbound Winslow Way fr...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

City Seeking Input on Intersection Improvements at Sportsman Club Rd & New Brooklyn Rd

Sportsman Club Rd and New Brooklyn Rd Intersection

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18 to discuss improvements at the Sportsman Club Road and New Brooklyn Road intersection, an area near Woodward Middle School, Sakai Intermediate School and the Coppertop Park Business Complex that is oft...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

City Seeking Community Input on 2019-2020 Proposed Budget

The City is currently seeking input on the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget.

The budget is the financial plan for the upcoming two years and expresses the City’s identified priorities and planned service delivery to the community. The Proposed Budget su...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City Council Begins Search for New City Manager

On Tuesday, September 25, the City Council did not approve the contract to appoint Deputy City Manager Morgan Smith as the City Manager. The City Council will now begin the process of hiring first an Interim City Manager and then a new City Manager.The Ci...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City Council Approves Details of SAFE Mobility Project Selection Committee

SAFE Mobility Levy

The City Council approved Resolution 2018-29 at its September 25 meeting that provides details of how the community will be involved in making decisions on the use of funds from the SAFE Mobility Levy (Proposition No. 1) should it be approved by voters du...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Traffic Changes in Place During Open Streets Festival

Open Streets Festival Map

Please be advised that major traffic revisions will be in place in the Winslow core on Saturday, October 6 for the Open Streets Festival, a nationwide event that gives people an opportunity to explore protected bike lanes, trails, and paths to build healt...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Three Days of Preparedness Returns to Bainbridge Island

Three Days of Preparedness

  • Wednesday, September 26: Film Night
  • Saturday, September 29: Preparedness Expo featuring the “Big Shaker” and workshops
  • Sunday, September 30: Emergency Hubs Demonstration

Community members are invited to attend the fourth annual Three Days of Preparedness kic...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Workshops Scheduled for November Ballot Measure-- “Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy"

SAFE Mobility Levy

Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Webpagehttps://bainbridgesafemobilitylevy.participate.online/

Mark your calendars! City staff is hosting three workshops to inform the community about the "Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy"...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Work on City Projects to Continue Following End of Strike

Shoulder Improvement Project

Work on two City projects that were postponed last month due to a strike about a labor dispute is expected to begin soon after a deal was reached between construction workers of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 302 and a contractors...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Enforcement of All-Gender Restroom Rules Begins on October 1

Restroom Sign

The enforcement of signage requirements for single-occupant restrooms and the right to access public restrooms and public facilities on Bainbridge Island begins on October 1.The Ordinance No. 2018-07, which was passed by the City Council on March 27 and t...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Project at Winslow Way Ravine Brings Traffic Lane, Sidewalk Closures

Pedestrian Alternate Route Map

People who walk on the southern sidewalk of Winslow Way East (near Waypoint Park) will need to use alternate routes getting to and from the ferry terminal when work begins early next month at the Winslow Way ravine, which is across from The Island Gateway...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

BIPD Seeks Public's Help After Vandals Cause $5,000 in Damage at Battle Point Park

Battle Point Park Vandalism

UPDATE: The BIPD has identified the people involved in the vandalism. Thank you for your attention on this matter.

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The Bainbridge Island Police Department and Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District are asking for help from the community...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Join the Discussion: Community Invited to Council Ward Meetings

September Ward Meetings

The Bainbridge Island City Council would like to invite you to attend the Council Ward Meetings in September.The Council Ward Meetings are an opportunity for you to meet with your elected officials to talk about topics in your neighborhood and the broader...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

City Seeks Applicants for Island Center Subarea Planning Process Steering Committee

Island Center

The City of Bainbridge Island Planning and Community Development Department is currently working on the Island Center Subarea Planning Process and is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies for the project’s Steering Committee.

The subarea plan...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Update: City Council Amends Landmark Tree Ordinance

A public hearing was held at the City Council business meeting on Tuesday, August 14 for the landmark tree ordinance (2018-25). During the meeting, Council unanimously passed a motion to amend the ordinance, so that a permit to remove a landmark tree is a...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Kitty Hall Returns to City Hall for Adoption Event

Kitty Hall

The City of Bainbridge Island is partnering with the Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) to host a Kitty Hall adoption event on Tuesday, August 28 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Council Chamber.During the one-day Kitty Hall event, cats and kittens will be available for...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

City Seeks Proposals for Human Services Programs

The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking proposals to provide funding to local nonprofit organizations to support human services programs in the community during the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

A total of $660,000 will be available for distribution through th...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Road Shoulder Improvement Project to Bring Delays Along Miller Road & Fletcher Bay Road

Shoulder Improvement Project

Update on Thursday, August 23:

The shoulder widening project along Miller Road and Fletcher Bay Road has been postponed by the contractor, Titan Earthwork, because of a strike by a union (Operating Engineers Local 302) that represents engineers, mechanics ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Outstanding Performance Award

WWTP Team

For the fourth consecutive year, the Department of Ecology Northwest Regional Office has recognized the City of Bainbridge Island for the exceptional performance of wastewater treatment at the Bainbridge Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, a facility where...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Appointments Made to Pro and Con Committees for “Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy”

Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy

Four Bainbridge Islanders were appointed to committees this week to write statements for the Kitsap County Voters Pamphlet supporting and opposing the "Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy” that will be on the November ballot. The comm...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Temporary Lane Closure Next Week Along Section of Rockaway Beach Road

A section of Rockaway Beach Road NE, between the addresses of 5492 and 7850, will be temporarily reduced to one lane of traffic on Friday, August 10 due to beach nourishment activity.

The work is expected to begin around 7:30 a.m. and flaggers will be in t...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

City Seeks Proposals for Projects to Support Tourism

The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking proposals for 2019 tourism projects. Proposals will be reviewed by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) and selected projects will be supported with funding from the City’s Civic Improvement Fund. 

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

City Seeks Lodging Representative for Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The
City of Bainbridge Island is seeking one lodging representative to serve on theLodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).  

 Applicants must be a representative from a Bainbridge Island business that collects lodging taxes. Eligible in...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Community Members Organize ‘Dinner on the STO’

Dinner on the STO Graphic

It’s usually a trail for bicyclists, runners and pedestrians, but on Saturday, August 4 the Sound to Olympics Trail, located along HWY 305 between Winslow Way and High School Road, will be the gathering place for a community dinner. The Dinner o...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

City Council Postpones Public Hearing for Landmark Tree Ordinance

The City Council postponed setting a public hearing date for the landmark tree ordinance during its business meeting on Tuesday, July 10.

The Council is waiting until it receives further information from the
Planning Commission on measures to protect and ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Planning a Trip Abroad? Municipal Court Offers Passport Services

Passport Services at Municipal Court

Did you know you can apply for a passport without leaving Bainbridge
Island? The Municipal Court began acceptingpassport applications one year ago and would like to remind people this service
is available. 

 

Passport services are avai...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Something New Art Exhibition to be Unveiled on Friday, July 6

Something New

The Public Art Committee will unveil its Something New public art exhibition at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 6 during the First Friday Art Walk.  Committee members and volunteers will lead a walking tour of the new pieces that are in three outdoor loca...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

City Seeks People to Serve on Pro & Con Committees for ‘Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy’

Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy

The City of Bainbridge Island is looking for members of the community to serve on Pro and Con Committees to prepare written arguments and rebuttals on a ballot measure that will be included in the Kitsap County Voters Pamphlet supporting and opposing appr...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

BIPD Collection Event: Expired Flares and Fireworks

Flare & Fireworks Collection Event

As we approach the July 4th holiday and boating season, it’s
a good time to get rid of expired flares and fireworks. We recognize it’sdifficult to find a safe and appropriate place to discard these expired items,
so the Bainbridge ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

City Council Extends Moratorium for 90 Days

The City Council voted on June 26 to extend the moratorium
90 days to give City staff more time to complete ongoing work identified in theoriginal moratorium work plan. 

The moratorium on the acceptance and processing of certain development app...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

City Council Adopts Ordinance to Protect Landmark Trees

The City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday night to adopt a Landmark Tree Preservation Ordinance (2018-25) that will protect certain trees that, because of their age, size, and condition, are recognized as having exceptional value in contributing to the charac...

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Operation Dry Water: Emphasis Patrols Target Boating Under the Influence

Operation Dry Water

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is asking boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water— especially when operating a boat.

As part of a nationally coordinated effort, Operation Dry Water, state and ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Noxious Weed Control Work to Begin Next Week

Noxious Weed Control Sign

Staff from the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program will be on Bainbridge Island June 19 - 23 for annual noxious weed work along roadsides and on private property. The crew will be posting signs on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, in accorda...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Seeks Input on Future of Island Center

Mailer Front

The community of Bainbridge Island is invited to participate in an online survey to help identify priorities for the future of Island Center.The City of Bainbridge Island and the Island Center Subarea Planning Process Steering Committee, made up mostly of...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

WSDOT Seeks Public Input to Relieve Highway Congestion

WSDOT is looking for input to relieve congestion on highways in Kitsap County, including along SR 305. Please take a few minutes to fill out the brief, online survey. It includes questions about SR 305 from SR 3 to the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, and strat...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Community Invited to City Council Ward Meetings

Ward Meetings Notice

The Bainbridge Island City Council would like to invite you to attend the Council Ward Meetings in June.The Council Ward Meetings are an opportunity for you to meet with your elected officials to talk about topics in your neighborhood and the broader comm...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

City of Bainbridge Island Responds to EPA Update on Cleanup of Wyckoff – Eagle Harbor Superfund Site

City Manager Doug Schulze issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will begin its Phase One cleanup this year at the Wyckoff – Eagle Harbor Superfund Site:

“This is exciting news for the ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

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